Europe Roundup: Euro gains as dollar softens ahead of Fed meeting,European stocks flat, Gold hits near 2-week high, Oil rises but bleaker demand outlook weighs-September 15th,2020
Asia Roundup: Dollar eases on growing concerns over U.S. stimulus, euro rallies on ECB Lagarde's comments, investors eye U.S. CPI data - Friday, September 11th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans halt 4-day rally, greenback surges after Fed upgrades economic outlook, Asian shares decline - Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi slumps to 4-week trough as RBNZ hints at further easing, Aussie plunges as Westpac expects monetary easing by RBA, Asian shares volatile - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans gain on renewed coronavirus vaccine hopes, greenback plunges as investors await Fed meeting, Asian shares surge - Monday September 14th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains ground on economic concerns, Wall Street gains on stimulus hopes, Gold turns positive from 2-mth low, Oil falls on fuel demand growth concerns as coronavirus lingers-September 25th,2020
Europe Roundup:Euro dips on fading economic recovery hopes in Eurozone, European stocks slip to 3-month lows,Gold slides to two-month low, Oil falls as frail demand outlook outweighs U.S. stock drawdown-September 24th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips dovish U.S. Fed policy bets,Wall Street climbs,Gold gains, Oil edges lower, shrugging off Gulf of Mexico shut-ins-September 16th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips as market recovers from weak U.S. jobs data,Wall Street drops, Gold eases, Oil prices edge up off three-month lows, but demand concerns persist-September 12th,2020
Asia Roundup; Antipodeans rebound from multi-week lows, dollar gains against yen on renewed stimulus hopes, Asian shares surge - Friday, September 25th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans at multi-week lows on additional monetary easing expectations, dollar rallies amid coronavirus concerns, Asian shares plunge amid fading global recovery hopes - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro firms as ECB policymakers calm worries,European shares flat, Gold slips, Oil falls on U.S. market slide, surprise inventories rise-Sep 11th,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi plunges ahead of RBNZ policy decision, Aussie slumps on RBA Debelle's comments, greenback holds near 6-week high as investors eye Fed Powell's testimony - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as risk assets tumble on rising COVID-19 cases, U.S. election uncertainty, Wall Street ends lower, Gold slides 3%, Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases-September 22nd 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro gains as soft U.S. data, uncertainty darken outlook, European share dips, Gold rises, Oil prices mixed as OPEC boost countered by Libyan developments-September 18th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as eurozone Sept business growth halts ,European stocks gain,Gold hits six-week trough, Oil edges up to $42, eyeing Libya and U.S. inventories-September 23rd,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie steadies as RBA keeps policy steady, dollar gains against yen as investors await U.S. stimulus deal, Asian shares surge - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar consolidated within narrow ranges after a Reuters analysis found the United States had a second straight week of slowing infections, but a fourth week in a row of rising deaths. Additionally, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans reiterated overnight that the next help for the virus-battered U.S. economy must come from fiscal policy, shifting investors focus on signs of progress in Washington.
EUR/USD: The euro steadied after tumbling to a 1-week low in the prior session, after data showed factory activity across the euro zone expanded, reflecting an improvement globally as China, Britain and the United States reported upbeat numbers. The European currency traded 0.1 percent higher at 1.1768, having touched a high of 1.1909 on Monday, its highest since May 2018. Investors’ attention will remain on a series of data from Eurozone economies, and EZ producer price index, ahead of the U.S. factory orders. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1848, a break above targets 1.1910. On the downside, support is seen at 1.1698 (10-DMA), a break below could drag it below 1.1641.
USD/JPY: The dollar surged, hovering towards an over 1-week peak hit in the previous session, after top Democrats in Congress and White House negotiators said they had made headway in talks on the latest coronavirus relief bill. Moreover, a better-than-expected expansion in the Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing index further supported the bid tone around the dollar. The major was trading 0.1 percent up at 106.09, having hit a high of 106.47 in the prior session, its highest since July 24. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. factory orders. Immediate resistance is located at 106.56 (21-DMA), a break above targets 106.90. On the downside, support is seen at 105.68, a break below could take it near at 105.30 (5-DMA).
GBP/USD: Sterling declined, extending losses for the third straight session, weighed down by Brexit, the UK’s high COVID-19 death toll, and the risk of negative interest rates. According to a Reuters tally of official statements, Britain has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world. The major traded 0.1 percent down at 1.3061, having hit a high of 1.3170 on Thursday, it’s highest since March 9. Investors’ attention will remain on the geopolitical developments, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.3128, a break above could take it near 1.3170. On the downside, support is seen at 1.3000, a break below targets 1.2944. Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent down at 90.81 pence, having hit a high of 89.80 on Friday, it’s highest since July 13.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar steadied after slumping to an over 1-week low in the prior session, as the country's central bank left its cash rate at a record low of 0.25 percent, a widely expected decision, ruling out further easing for the moment amid much economic uncertainty. However, the RBA painted a gloomy picture for the coming months, predicting the jobless rate would rise to 10 percent later this year. The Aussie trades flat at 0.7125, having hit a low of 0.7076 on Monday, it’s lowest since July 24. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate resistance is located at 0.7164, a break above could take it near 0.7197. On the downside, support is seen at 0.7082, a break below targets 0.7053 (21-DMA).
Asian shares rose after strong U.S. manufacturing data and gains in tech stocks offset worries about the coronavirus and global economy.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.1 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei surged 1.8 percent to 22,592.07 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rallied 1.9 percent to 6,037.60 points. South Korea's KOSPI nudged higher 1.1 percent to 2,275.97 points.
Shanghai composite index rose 0.4 percent to 3,380.99 points, while CSI 300 index traded 0.2 percent up at 4,779.91 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 1.7 percent higher at 24,876.96 points. Taiwan shares added 1.6 percent to 12,709.92 points.
Crude oil prices declined amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world stoked tighter lockdowns. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.1 percent down at $43.84 per barrel by 0459 GMT, having hit a high of $44.43 on Monday, its highest since July 23. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.1 percent lower at $40.74 a barrel, after falling as low as $38.74 on Thursday, its lowest since July 10.
Gold prices eased after rising to near record highs in the previous session on worries over the global economic fallout from mounting COVID-19 cases. Spot gold was trading 0.1 percent down at $1,975.07 per ounce by 0507 GMT, having hit an all time high of $1,986.76 on Monday. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3 percent to $1,993.
The U.S. Treasury yields edged higher, with the benchmark 10-year note yield trading at 0.555 percent.